Let’s Talk Withdrawal is a weekly podcast discussing antidepressants and mental health. We present real experiences of antidepressant treatment including withdrawal and tapering and experts tell us what it’s really like within the modern mental healthcare system. Join us each week to listen to stories from around the world that are sometimes shocking, sometimes inspirational but always fascinating and enlightening. Hear the real story of the drugs used for anxiety, depression and and the brave people who struggle with them. To subscribe to this podcast in Apple iTunes click here (note: Let’s Talk Withdrawal has now become the Mad in America podcast but all episodes below are still available in iTunes) Listen to each episode here Episode 1 Professor John Read on the epidemic of psychiatric overprescribing, the lack of research on withdrawal and pharmaceutical marketing and lobbying Episode 2 Claire talks about antidepressant withdrawal, tapering and SSRI discontinuation syndrome Episode 3 Giovanna talks about her SSRI antidepressant treatment over 23 years and her attempts to withdraw Episode 4 Professor Peter Gøtzsche on why prescription drugs are now the third leading cause of death and the pharmaceutical manufacturers dominance of mental healthcare Episode 5 Daryl on being prescribed antidepressant drugs at 9 years old and his experiences with OCD, Tourettes syndrome and PSSD Episode 6 Doctor Terry Lynch on the myth of the brain chemical imbalance and why Psychiatry has pursued a purely medical approach to distress with terrible consequences Episode 7 Doctor David Healy on prescribing practice, medicine safety and pharmaceutical regulation Episode 8 Dede Moore on how the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) help her with antidepressant withdrawal Episode 9 Christopher Jump talks about his transformational journey from psychiatric hospital to woking in peer support and wellness Episode 10 Kevin P Miller talks about his documentary films Generation Rx (2009) and Letters From Generation Rx (2015) which tell the powerful stories of families harmed by their psychiatric medications Episode 11 Nora talks about her extreme adverse reaction to an antidepressant which started almost immediately and left her with physical, emotional and psychological problems Episode 12 Doctor Lucy Johnstone on how the underlying causes of emotional distress are often unexplored, and why that might be Episode 13 Susie talks about stopping her antidepressant cold turkey after 2 years and how her doctors failed to recognise antidepressant withdrawal Episode 14 Tina talks about her experience with depression, her use of antidepressant drugs and how a change in her medication led to her withdrawal problems Episode 15 Robert Whitaker talks about the astonishing rise in mental ill health despite the availability of psychiatric drugs Episode 16 Megan talks about how she came into contact with psychiatric medications and how she approached her antidepressant withdrawal after two failed attempts Episode 17 Doctor Joanna Moncrieff on psychiatric drug mechanisms of action, antidepressant/antipsychotic withdrawal and the RADAR study Episode 18 Simone talks about her experiences of postnatal depression, fibromyalgia and her treatment with antidepressants Episode 19 Marion Brown talks about psychiatric drugs, Human Givens therapy and medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) Episode 20 Gemma talks about her experiences with antidepressants and benzodiazepines and the difficulties that parents of children with special needs encounter when they seek treatment for emotional or psychological distress Episode 21 Doctor Gary Sidley talks about his years of experience within NHS mental health services and alternatives to bio-medical psychiatry as ways of responding to human suffering Episode 22 Meghann describes her experiences of being prescribed antidepressant drugs for OCD at the age of 9 and how she approached stopping them some 17 years later Episode 23 David talks about his sanguine view of antidepressant drugs and his own experiences of the mental healthcare system Episode 24 Doctor Peter Groot from Maastricht University talks about his own experiences of antidepressant drugs and his novel, practical solution for those who want to withdraw safely: Tapering Strips Episode 25 Sinead describes her 16 years of treatment with antidepressants, her attempts to withdraw and how she feels about starting medications for her emotional distress Episode 26 Judy Meyer talks about her experiences of the psychiatric system and how she became a holistic mental health practitioner and mental health advocate Episode 27 Elaine talks about her experiences with antidepressant and stimulant drugs, her withdrawal and how she felt judged rather than helped by psychiatry Episode 28 Chaya Grossberg talks about her experiences of the psychiatric system and her naturopathic approach to mental health and wellbeing Episode 29 Stevie talks about her experiences taking the SSRI antidepressant Seroxat and her severe and protracted withdrawal from the drug Episode 30 Holly Higgins talks about her own experiences with psychiatric drugs and withdrawal and how she became a nutritional therapy practitioner and healed her depression and anxiety with real food

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